skipik wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:28 pm
Now I succeeded to boot via the USB key, thanks to you. But it seems the documents are erased each time I quit Solus. So how to deal with a dual boot, in order I can manage emails, text files and so forth, under Solus on a permanent basis?
Okay this is because you are booting on the live
image and there is no persistence
. The live session is more like a kind of demo that let you try Solus before installing it. If you look in the menu, You will find an application called Disks
that will allow you to mount your internal disk so you can save your documents on it, but this is not the way Solus is supposed to be used and all your settings and son won't be preserved.
When you are on the live session, there is an icon for launching the installer. Once Solus is installed, then it is fully functional and all the settings you change, all the drivers/applications you install, all the documents you save will remain.
To install Solus alongside Windows, you have to create a new partition for Solus, basically either you have to add an extra hard drive/SSD in your machine or you have to resize the windows partition to make it smaller and create a new partition in the freed space. There are some tools to do this but do not forget to make a backup of your data
before doing this.